Well, we tested our prospective new venue upstairs at The Royal Exhibition Hotel at Central this Tuesday night for our September meeting, and it was …… eventful!

While the venue, atmosphere, projection screen and location were all great (for the price!) we definitely had major issues with the sound levels, as the venue’s microphone and amp were on the blink.  We have been assured that the microphone and amp will be fixed and available for our next event, so the consensus seems to be that we’re going to give the venue a second shot – so hopefully we’ll see you all there in October!

In the meantime – the presentation by Mattias on Tuesday night was really well received (perhaps because people had to concentrate to hear him it made them pay more attention to the talk!).  Mattias has generously put his presentation online for us all to review, and has offered to answer any further questions or enquiries you might have about his presentation.  Mattias can be contacted at: Mattias Brunnert <mattias.brunnert@findwise.com> and his Presentation from Tuesday night titled “Enterprise Search-Simple, Complex and Powerful” can be found here

We will be posting details of our Guest Speaker for October in the next week or so, so keep your eyes out, and we’ll see you there!

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Special JOINT September Event – 

NSW KM Forum and IIM (Institute for Information Management)

“Enterprise Search – Simple, Complex and Powerful”

Register via Eventbritehttp://nswkmforumseptmeeting.eventbrite.com/

For our September event we are joining with the IIM to look at Enterprise Search.  Join us at a new venue to hear our International Guest Speaker, network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge and Information Management world and socialise your learning over a drink at the end of the presentation if you so wish!

As this joint event is being hosted by IIM, finger food will be provided on the evening (drinks can be purchased at the bar).

Date:  Tuesday 25th September 2012

Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start (finish at 7.30pm)

Venue:  Upstairs Room at The Royal Exhibition Hotel, 86-88 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, 2010 (Cnr Devonshire St-opposite Central Railway Station) 

Instructions:  If you have any trouble finding the venue please call Marie on 0404 090 110

As this is being hosted by the IIM there will be a $5 entry fee collected on entry.

 

Topic: Enterprise Search – Simple, Complex and Powerful

Speaker:  Mattias Brunnert from Findwise

Every second, more and more information is created and stored in various applications. Corporate websites, intranets, SharePoint sites, document management systems, social platforms and many more – inside the firewall the growth of information is similar to that of the internet. However, even though major players on the web have shown that navigation can’t compete with search, recent studies show that most organisations have only a small or even a non-existing budget for search.
 
So, how can this be?

Well, Google has made search look easy and some of the Enterprise search vendors give promises of a magic box. Buy a search engine, plug it in and wait for the magic to happen! Imagine the disappointment when both search results and performance are poor and users can’t find what they are looking for…   
 
When starting to plan your own Enterprise Search project you soon realize the complexity and challenge – how do you meet the expectations created by Google? In this session you will get an introduction to Enterprise Search and how to successfully use it to achieve your goals. Topics include:
 
·       Why search is important and how to measure success
·       Why Enterprise Search and Information Management should be friends
·       How to kick off your search program

 

About our Speaker:

Mattias Brunnert has been working in the Enterprise Search industry since 2006 and has worked with customers ranging from medium sized public organizations to multinational companies. He has worked as technician, project manager, key account manager as well as advisor for strategic and requirement analysis activities. He has very recently arrived in Australia from Sweden and is now regional manager for the Australian office of European founded, vendor independent Enterprise Search consultancy Findwise. Founded in 2005 by a team of experts from the enterprise search industry, Findwise currently have offices in Australia, Denmark, Norway, Poland and head office in Sweden.
 
Findwise designs and implements search-driven Findability solutions for intranets, web, e-­commerce, social networking and applications. Findwise employs experts specializing in search technology, usability, information management, project management and business analytics.

 

So come along and join us at to hear our Guest Speaker, network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge and Information Management world and socialise your learning over a drink at the end of the presentation if you so wish!

As this is being hosted by the IIM there will be a $5 entry fee collected on entry.

Register via Eventbrite – http://nswkmforumseptmeeting.eventbrite.com/